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Torres hitting the weights

Torres is hitting the ball with more authority

Catcher Kevin Torres spent much of his time at Extended Spring Training in the weight room, and the work has helped him fill out his frame while adding some power and arm strength. Lone Star Dugout profiles the 20-year-old Puerto Rico native.

The Texas Rangers knew catcher Kevin Torres would be a bit of a project when they selected him in the 45th round of the 2008 MLB Draft. In fact, Torres had never spent much time behind the plate until a couple years before he was drafted. "I played a big part of my life as a shortstop," Torres said. "When I turned 15, I wasn't a good runner. I played in the Puerto Rico Baseball Academy, and they... Recommended Stories

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